Keynotes by Liss C. Werner and Jonas Runberger
The interventions are developed as a multi-layered, trans disciplinary learning experience for all Corporeal Master students. During this intervention they are exposed to different approaches, attitudes, insights within the theme Work, Body, and Leisure, the theme of the official Dutch contribution to the Architecture Biennial Venice 2018.
THEME Inspired by WORK, BODY and LEISURE the intervention #4 addresses ‘the spatial configurations, living conditions, and notions of the human body engendered by disruptive changes in labour ethos and conditions’. Students work on their individual fascination within the theme ‘technological sensibility versus sensibility’. The human – machine interface, the quantification of the body, privacy matters and the influence of technology and the internet of things on the relationship between human and space. Their work and progress is monitored, curated and put into context by the first CiRC* curator, Jorn Konijn. In addition their process is informally discussed with an international committee of leading international experts in both the working field as academia. In collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut, the commissioner of the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.
PUBLIC LECTURES 24 JANUARY |
17.00 – 19.00 | Public lectures | drinks & bites
Location: ArtEZ Art Academy, Rhijnvis Feithlaan 50, Zwolle
Wish to attend? REGISTER HERE Costs € 7,50 p.p. including drinks and bites (ArtEZ students free entrance).
17:00 Doors open
17:15-17:45 Keynote #1 Liss C. Werner
Liss C. Werner is principal of ‘Tactile Architecture – office für systemarchitektur’. She is Assistant Professor at TU Berlin for computational architecture and sustainable urban design. Her research is driven by cybernetic principles and engages with architecture and digital theory. Between 2003 and 2016 Werner acted as design studio master and lecturer (Nottingham, Dessau), as Guest Professor at Carnegie Mellon and Taylor’s University Malaysia; she lectured internationally and acted as critic at e.g, MIT, USC, Bauhaus University Weimar, Cooper Union, TU Darmstadt. Werner co-chaired conferences on design strategies in an age of human-machine-collaboration, was invited to participate at the Venice Biennale 2012 and 2018. She is the editor of ‘[En]Coding Architecture’ (2014), and ‘Cybernetics: state of the art’ (2017) and author of ‘Origins of Design Cybernetics’ and ‘Feedback Cybernetics Netgraft’. Werner was educated at University of Westminster, RMIT and The Bartlett. In 2017, Liss C. Werner was awarded to be a ‘Young Digital Changer’; her company received the German Enterprise Award for ‘Best for Modern Urban Architecture & Design 2017’.
17:45-18:15 Keynote #2 Jonas Runberger
Jonas Runberger is an Artistic Professor of Digital Design since the fall of 2016. His main interests regard architectural design, digital design methodologies and media, and the application of computational design in practice. Particular concerns within this field are protocols for collaborative design processes, digital technology as support in early design stages, experimentation and production, as well as the merging of digital and physical design aspects. He is involved in the Masters program, and is currently forming a new research environment architecture and computation. He holds a PhD from KTH 2012, and a Licentiate Degree from KTH 2008. His previous teaching experience includes KTH School of Architecture (2000-2008, 2010-2016), the Architectural Association School of Architecture (2008-2010), the London Metropolitan School of Architecture (2008-2009) and the ETHZ School of Architecture (2001). Jonas Runberger is also Head of Dsearch, a Developmnent Netowork within White arkitekter AB, where he also is a board member of White Research Lab. Dsearch has since its foundation in 2010 been involved in over 50 architectural design projects, where computation has provided critical new opportunities for the conceptual design, development and production of architecture.
Roundtable discussion with an international panel of external critics: Alice Twemlow, Peter van Assche, Karin Hedlund, Jonas Runberger, Liss C. Werner. Moderator is Jorn Konijn.
Alice Twemlow Alice Twemlow is Lector Design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK) and Head of the MA in Design Curating & Writing at the Design Academy Eindhoven. Twemlow has a Ph.D from the History of Design program run jointly by the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal College of Art in London, and her book, Sifting the Trash: A History of Design Criticism is published by MIT Press. Previously she was the director of the MA in Design Research, Writing & Criticism at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Peter van Assche
Peter van Assche (1966) is an architect. He graduated cum laude in information theory at the Eindhoven University of Technology and started a Ph.D. at the Institute for Experimental Mathematics in Essen (Germany). It was here that he realized that his creativity would be put to better use in designing buildings. In 2001 he graduated from the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design.
Since 2002 he has been heading the architects studio bureau SLA. It consists of a team of architects and builders, assisted by architectural historians, landscape architects and energy experts. Bureau SLA does not wait until assignments come to them, but builds and develops on its own initiative and with its own manpower in an innovative way in and on the city. SLA also develops building methods, development strategies and materials. With this trial and error mentality the architects of bureau SLA discover the full potential of materials, energy, waste flows, smart living and working and development processes.
Besides his work as an architect, Van Assche also publishes regularly in national and international periodicals.
Karin Hedlund Karin Hedlund, architect MSA, is Lecturer, Robotic Lab Instructor at Chalmers University of Technology. She also works for the Division of Architectural Method and Theory and for the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering.